Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - August 21, 2013
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta-East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park
Building 7, Suite 110
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 493-6644; Fax (770) 493-7725
Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West, and Savannah Area Offices
Georgia Struck-by Alliance Annual Report
August 21, 2013
- Alliance Background:
December 5, 2006
March 5, 2013
OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute, 3M, Georgia Branch - Associated General Contractors, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, Pike Electric, National Safety Council - Georgia Chapter, Ansco & Associates, and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety formed an Alliance to share their collective expertise and to foster a culture of injury and illness prevention focused on the prevention of work zone and struck-by hazards.
- Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors:
The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on following dates: 2/26/2013; 4/3/2013; and 7/9/2013.
August 1, 2012, through August 9, 2013
- Events and Products
Training and Education
On April 15 - 19, 2013, beginning at 7 am construction jobsites across Georgia were encouraged to ceased work and participate in a Safety Stand-down led by the Georgia Branch, AGC. The Georgia Struck-By Alliance was conducted in conjunction the Annual National Work Zone Safety Awareness week and the event focused on distracted driving. Learn more about the event by visiting - http://www.agcga.org/cs/safety_stand_down_program/georgia_struckby_alliance_safety_stand_down_april_2013
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, worksites across the southeast were encouraged to stop working for one-hour and participate in the OSHA Region IV Heat Illness Prevention Safety Stand-down. This event was conducted in support of the annual OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. It is estimated that 1,634 employers supported the event, which impacted over 90,000 workers. The Georgia Branch, AGC, as well as the entire Georgia Struck-By Alliance group supported the event, which was focused on the prevention of heat-related illnesses. Learn more about the event by visiting - http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=24117
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, worksites across the southeast were encouraged to stop working for one-hour and participate in the OSHA Region IV Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down. The Georgia Branch, AGC, as well as several members of the Georgia Struck-By Alliance group supported the event. The event's goal is to raise awareness among workers and employers regarding fall hazards and it was conducted in support of the annual OSHA Fall Prevention Campaign. Learn more about the event by visiting - http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=24468
Outreach and Communication
During this period, the following organizations joined the Alliance group:
Governor's Office of Highway Safety
On March 5, 2013, the Georgia Struck-By Alliance was properly renewed by the group.
On March 21 - 22, 2013, the Alliance group supported the CEFGA CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Expo was conducted in conjunction with the Georgia SkillsUSA competitions. The goal of this event was to raise awareness of careers in construction, engineering, architecture, transportation, and energy. The event represented a cooperative effort by private companies, trade associations, universities, and government agencies.
Total conference participation was 6,266, which included 4,651 students and 347 company volunteers. A total of 237 schools participated in the CareerExpo.
During this period, Lamar Outdoor Advertising continued to support the Alliance by posting a safety message on billboards in several cities throughout Georgia. The message promotes the state law, which bans texting and driving (message: R-U-In-text-i-Cated).
During this period, the Alliance group continued to support and promote the youth safety and health poster contest conducted by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute.
The Georgia Struck-by Alliance group contributed to the development of the OSHA Region IV Struck-by CD and the CD has been downloaded to the group's Linked in Page.
The April 18, 2013, edition of the U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter featured an article regarding the Georgia Struck-By Alliance Safety Stand Down.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
R-U-In-text-i-Cated billboards posted in Rome, Georgia.
R-U-In-text-i-Cated billboards posted in Brunswick, Georgia.
R-U-In-text-i-Cated billboards posted in Atlanta & Forest Park, Georgia.
CEFGA CareerExpo, March 21 - 22, 2013
Work Zone Safety Stand-downs (April 2013)
*Heat Illness Prevention Safety Stand-downs (June 4, 2013)
**Fall Prevention Safety Stand-downs (August 6, 2013)
- *Total participation for this event reflects region-wide support, rather than merely Georgia.
- **Total participation for this event reflects region-wide support, rather than merely Georgia.
- Upcoming Milestones in FY 2012 - 2013:
Continue to expand the group's membership.
Continue to raise awareness throughout the state regarding the hazards of distracted driving.
Support the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) CareerExpo, scheduled for March 13 - 14, 2014, with the goal of providing a vehicle simulator for the event to demonstrates the hazards of texting and driving to youth.
Lamar is developing the drawings for a youth coloring book, which is focused on work zone safety. These drawing will highlight struck-by safety issues, such as distracted drivers, seatbelt usage and the Georgia Move-Over Law.
Continue to support and promote the youth safety and health poster contest conducted by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute.
Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.